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THECZAR

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It's an interesting thought experiment for sure. But I believe that


in Canada, Europe and many other countries you can stand on a statue, put a shroud over it and say whatever you want---this is not unique to us. And yes, clearly all that came before us, resulted in our existence today. But for all we know, the British win the war, slavery is ended earlier as it was in England and the 150 plus years of battling for civil rights never happens. Who knows. I don't support the removal of the statue but I have no problems with them putting a tarp over it and airing their grievances.

Furthermore, I don't buy into the argument that slavery cannot be judged by modern standards---there were people(Quakers were one) completely against slavery in those times. And Jefferson, in his writings, appeared to be against it, its too bad that his actions did not match those writings and here we are today
[Post edited by THECZAR at 09/14/2017 09:03AM]

(In response to this post by PK German)

Posted: 09/14/2017 at 09:01AM



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